HMS LST 414 (LST 414)
Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Tank landing ship|
|Class||LST (Mk 2)|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Oct 1942|
|Launched||21 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Jan 1943|
|Lost||15 Aug 1943|
HMS LST 414 was torpedoed and damaged at 0335 hours on 15 August 1943 by Italian aircraft off Bizerte, Tunisia. The ship was beached and abandoned. She was formally paid off on 14 November 1943.
The Italian aircraft was an S.79 torpedo bomber belonging to the 278^ Sqn,132nd Group, piloted bv captain Carlo Faggioni, which had taken off from Decimomannu airfield, Sardinia.
|Former name||USS LST 414|
Commands listed for HMS LST 414 (LST 414)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil Albert Payne, RNR||8 Mar 1943||Aug 1943|
|2||Lt. Howard Baskerville Cadogan, RNR||Aug 1943||15 Aug 1943|
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